Al Lweibdeh Neighborhood
Artists have long flocked to Al Lweibdeh, which remains the preferred neighborhood of creative types, even as it admittedly gentrifies. My favorite lunch spot is Joz Hind. There’s no menu; Luca makes his creations from whatever seasonal, locally farmed products he’s in the mood for that day. Get your caffeine fix nearby at Rumi, a coffee shop that also serves a wide selection of tea (Yemeni, Moroccan, and beyond). Fairuz is a famous dessert shop across the street. It’s a casual set-up, and everyone you meet there has an interesting project in the works. Among the galleries, Darat Al Funun has earned a reputation as a leader in the national art scene. But you can’t really go wrong—between the cafés and street art, this is the perfect neighborhood to get lost in.
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